For Alan Bryant and Family

For Alan Bryant and Family

From Ann Bryant

This fund will support Dad as he endures Stage IV of a rare cancer. We need to pay down medical debts and have an expense fund for future trips to medical appointments. The long haul is up ahead. Thanks for your help.

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5 months ago

Here's the latest about Dad! We went for some appointments and a consultation with a new radiation oncologist last week. https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/alanbryant21/journal

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Dad's Chromophobic Renal Cell Carcinoma, a very rare type of cancer, is now in Stage IV after having spread to his spine and liver. We are using this Fundly and this Caring Bridge site to keep family and friends updated and we appreciate your support.

Short summary: Dad's cancer status, as of summer 2018, was upgraded to Stage IV after his kidney removal 6 years ago and clean scans up until now. A lesion made of cells most likely related to his Chromophobic Renal Cell Carcinoma was found in his spine after he had a scan in Summer 2018 to investigate unrelated pain. It was a very early detection of it, and there have been short-course, high-dose radiation treatments to address it. Another lesion was found in his liver in early 2019, and radiation was administered for that as well. There will be continuing scans to watch how successful the treatments have been; those scans happen in both Boston at Dana Farber and here in Brewer, Maine at the large, regional cancer center we have here. 

Longer version: Check out the Caring Bridge site for details on the treatments he's had so far.

This is, truthfully, a tipping point, and the hard part is around the corner. Our options are to slow the cancer when we find it and to ensure Dad's quality of life. Time is short. 

Heads up, hearts out. 

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5 months ago

Update #1

Here's the latest about Dad! We went for some appointments and a consultation with a new radiation oncologist last week. https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/alanbryant21/journal

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